*** Registration is OPEN! ***
Register now for the 13th annual NPSMA National Conference and Workshop! Meet your PSM colleagues from universities across the country. Discuss current and future collegial and employment issues. Learn about the range of PSM programs offered internationally and what makes them a success. And have some fun and enjoyment in San Diego at the same time.
With an overall theme of “The Past 25 Years and the Next 25,” the pre-conference workshop and the conference will be blended this year for two full days of content flanked by a mixer/welcome program event and a conference follow-up. We also are including coordinated activities with colleagues. While a more detailed program will be posted in the coming months, in the meantime, an overview of the current schedule for the event is below:
|Wednesday, Nov 2||Early Evening Mixer & PSM Program Poster Session|
|Thursday, Nov 3||
Morning: Presentations & Panel Sessions
Evening: Happy Hour
|Friday, Nov 4||
Morning: Presentations & Panel Sessions
Afternoon: NPSMA Annual Members Meeting & 5MP Competition
Evening: Reception & Award Ceremony
|Saturday, Nov 5||
Morning: Conference Summary
Coordinated Activities (e.g., whale watching, San Diego Zoo visit, guided hikes)
Regarding content, this year's conference will explore post-pandemic, changing educational expectations, examine the international outlook, provide insight into a new social order for PSMs and consider what employers want today. The annual favorite Five-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation Competition will culminate in a special evening of awards and recognitions in a happy hour format. This event is always a special time for attendees. We welcome new program members and new PSM directors/administrators to attend and network with the legion of PSM colleagues. Anyone considering a PSM program at their institution is invited to join the conference and learn from experienced leaders representing successful programs across the country. Finally, enjoy the incomparable fall weather and attractions in San Diego and Southern California, as well as some special events we plan to facilitate for conference attendees.
More specifically, this year's conference will include sessions on:
The current list of speakers includes:
We encourage suggestions for unique PSM programs to highlight, sponsorships, participation and ideas. Most important of all, we look forward to your participation at the conference! Join us at the Hilton San Diego Airport on beautiful Harbor Island. Should you have questions or participation ideas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSM Student Event, Nov. 4:
5-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation Competition
The NPSMA is looking forward to a return of the live, 5-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation Competition. The format allows students and recent graduates to craft a 5-minute presentation describing their experiential work completed as part of their PSM program. This includes work completed as a capstone project, internship, or another professional experience project. Current students or recent graduates (Fall 2021, Spring or Summer 2022) from PSM-affiliated programs can participate.
Directors, coordinators, or faculty of PSM-affiliated programs can submit the following information to the session moderator, Amber Bloechle (email@example.com), via email no later than September 9, 2022:
NPSMA will cover registration fees for individual presenters invited to compete at this event. PSM programs or their university should provide support for the presenter's travel and lodging. Presentations will be on Friday, November 4, 2022. View the full Competition Rules for more information.
Each year, the NPSMA receives financial support from industry and academic partners. Contributions to support the student 5-Minute Project (5MP) Presentation session starts at $250 — higher-level contributions include conference registrations. Please visit the Conference Sponsorship site for additional details.
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
All events will be held at the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island. Use the group name "NPSM22" to receive the conference rate of $175/per night. The pre-programmed arrival date of Wednesday, November 2 and departure date of Sunday, November 6 may be edited to fit your plans. Reserve your room TODAY online or by or calling the Hilton reservations center directly at (800) 445-8667 and advise the Reservation Agent that you are with the NPSMA 2022 National Conference (Code: NPSM22).
Traveling to California: There are currently no domestic travel restrictions or requirements in place in California.
San Diego International Airport: Masks are not currently required at SAN.
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HILTON cleanliness practices
Hilton has partnered with Reckitt, makers of Lysol® & Dettol®*, to help deliver an even cleaner stay for guests with the creation of the Hilton CleanStay program. Reckitt brings over 200 years of cutting-edge science and research in human health products to the Hilton CleanStay program. Some features in addition to existing cleaning protocols: